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Species Brachyleptura rubrica

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Brachyleptura
Species rubrica (Brachyleptura rubrica)
10-18 mm
Pronotum sharply angled, almost square, at the front. Elytra orange. Antennae prominently banded.
Eastern North America. Reported from Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida.
Deciduous forests
May-August (northeastern North America). April (North Carolina Sandhills). June-July (North Carolina Mountains).
Adults come to flowers.
Life Cycle
Breeds in decaying deciduous trees, such as hickory, beech, oak (1).
Print References
Yanega, p. 31, fig. 68 (1)
Dillon, p. 616, plate LXI--Anoplodera rubrica (2)
Brimley, p. 212 (3)
Internet References
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection lists for that state, with 30 specimens pinned.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.